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Some fish species have better vision than others. Photo Credit: iStockphoto

How Your Poop Makes Fish Crazy

(OCEANS/FISH) After you flush have you ever wondered, “Where does it go?” The answer: down the toilet, through a sewage filtration system, into the ocean, and through the gills of unsuspecting fish. That’s right. Fish are breathing in your excretions, which include the drugs you take. Drug residue is often detected downstream from sewage treatment […]

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Fake Chicken Caesar Flatbread

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: “Chicken” Caesar Flatbread

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Caesar dressing is often a top priority for new vegans, and this recipe includes a creamy cashew replacement. It also features nori seaweed as a substitute for the anchovy flavor found in most Caesar dressings. With Beyond Meat’s version of grilled chicken and Caesar salad layered on top of warm flatbread, this a […]

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Pit Bull Discrimination – A People Problem?

(DOGS/DOG BREED DISCRIMINATION) Pit bulls have been the target of breed-specific legislation for years despite evidence claiming such laws do not diminish the number of overall dog attacks. Support for these laws is based on the misconception that pit bulls are more dangerous and prone to aggression than other dog breeds. However, the seemingly high numbers […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Legal In The U.S. & The Animal Kingdom?

(CULTURE/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that all 50 states cannot ban same-sex marriage–a historic victory for what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time.” Not only does the Supreme Court and 60 percent of Americans— an all-time high—support gay marriage, but so does […]

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Jim Horton, a licensed animal trapper in Westchester County, with a foothold he uses on coyotes. Photo Credit: Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

Coyotes Cue Controversy In New York Suburbs

(COYOTES/ANIMAL NEWS) New York’s suburbs are witnessing a surge in Eastern coyote populations this year, leading to an increase in dead and/or missing pets. While homeowners are seeking out animal control officers and private animal trappers to capture and euthanize nuisance coyotes, naturalists claim the coyotes are a beneficial part of the ecosystem and have […]

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Friends Not Food: Stop The Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

(DOGS/ANIMAL WELFARE) CHINA — The annual Yulin dog meat festival, where as many as 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for their meat, kicked off nearly a week early this year in an attempt to avoid protesters. Despite popular belief, the local festival only dates back to the 1990s. But the Chinese tradition of eating dog meat […]

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<p>Rennet, a common ingredient in cheese, comes from the stomach of calves and is a byproduct of the veal industry. Look for vegetarian versions listed as "microbial rennet" or "vegetable rennet." Photo Credit: Cargill</p>

What’s In Your Food? Hidden Animal Products (GALLERY)

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) We all know processed foods can contain questionable ingredients. Most of us have difficulty reading through labels on packages because it seems like a foreign language. But if you are vegan or vegetarian, it may be even worse than you thought. Check out this gallery of hidden animal products to see where your food […]

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<p>Try these six vegan foods loaded with calcium. Photo Credit: Ecorazzi, Shutterstock</p>

6 Calcium-Rich Vegan Foods (GALLERY)

(VEGAN/GO GREEN) Since they do not eat or drink milk products, vegans are frequently asked where they get their calcium. Well, here’s the answer! Certain vegetables and seeds are loaded with calcium and packed with nutrition. Read more about these six calcium-rich vegan foods, and give ’em a try! — Global Animal

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